The Milwaukee Brewers (92-62) get a much needed victory over the New York Mets (73-80) Friday night at American Family Field by a final of 5-1.
It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been able to talk about a Brewers win and also feels like it’s been forever that the magic number to clinch the NL Central hasn’t been stuck at three.
With the win, Milwaukee’s magic number to win the National League Central drops a number down to two.
Eric Lauer struggled in the first inning, but ultimately pitched a pretty good game. He went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on three hits, two walks and nine strikeouts.
Kolten Wong, Willy Adames and Christian Yelich all hit home runs for the Brewers.
If the Chicago Cubs can beat the St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow afternoon, then the Milwaukee Brewers can win the NL Central tomorrow night with a win over the New York Mets.
In other Brewers news, Carlos Gomez officially retired as a Milwaukee Brewer today.
Yovani Gallardo, Francisco Rodriguez and Gomez all have made it to the Brewers Wall of Honor at American Family Field. We were all able to celebrate their careers pregame.
The Brewers and Mets will play again tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 PM (Central Time).
Corbin Burnes (10-4, 2.34 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Rich Hill (6-7, 3.87 ERA) will start for New York.